This year the Main Examination Period runs between 29th April and 7th June 2013. During the examination period you are obliged to attend all exams and if for some extenuating reason you cannot attend the the exam you are required to contact the School immediately and fill out an Extenuating Circumstances Form and we will consider your circumstances. The Extenuating Circumstances Form is designed so that you can let us know of factors outwith your control like illness. Extenuating Circumstances do not cover religious holidays and observance days.
If you have any religious holidays or any religious observance days that fall within the examination period you need to fill out a Religious Holidays Form and return it no later than the 1st February to Student Registry. You can download the Form from between http://www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/sites/default/files/religious_holidays_form_2013.pdf
Graduate attributes twilight events
These successful events will be running again this semester on 20th (November), 27th (November) and 4th (December). Contact our Student Support Officer, Norman McBreen, if you want to attend. These events are joint with the School of Physics and Astronomy and are a great way to meet students on other programmes and in other year groups.
PASS (Peer Assisted Study Support) is a mentoring group run by older students to help make uni life that little bit easier. All the mentors are second and third year maths students so we all know what you're going through and can pass down our wisdom. Whether you require some extra help with maths homework or exams, or want advice about uni life and what's in store for you, our mentoring team are more than willing to help. Please click here for additional information and newsletters.
PASS is a course-based mentoring scheme where first-years are given the opportunity to explore their problems with higher-year students (mentors) in a friendly, informal environment, to help them settle in to university life, the department and their studies.
PASS runs on a weekly basis within the School of Mathematical Sciences organised by senior students for fellow students becaues we believe that their is no barrier between students and this enhances your learning.
This weeks PASS session will run on Tuesdays 2-3PM and Thursdays 10-11AM at MATHS 410.
Last year's sessions proved very popular and it's a great way to meet people on your course studying with you and the years above. So don't be shy and pop in to one of our sessions, you've got nothing to lose! Look forward to meeting you soon. Many thanks and best of luck with first year!
Khadhija and Tanjina (PASS Student Organisers)
Michael, Nilam, Ethan, Anh, Anna, Khanh, Mona, Farah and Melissa (PASS Student Mentors)
Pearson have announced four new titles in the Brilliant range for students and graduates. These guides provide quick answers and guidance to inspire and prepare students for life after university.
Brilliant Employability Skills: How to stand out from the crowd in the graduate job market
Brilliant Graduate Career Handbook
Brilliant Workplace Skills for Students & Graduates
Queen Mary University of London has now launched its new website for all new students. The Induction pages give you all the information that you require about the induction process, which includes how to enrol, get your student card, what you need to know and your personal induction programme for each study programme. You can visit the site by going to www.qmul.ac.uk/newstudentinduction.
Maths Colloquium hosted at UCL
The Maths Colloquium is run by Matthew Eric Bassett at UCL. The Maths Colloquium meets on Tuesdays at 5pm, starting October 5th 2010. Each week the students invite an undergraduate to prepare and give a talk on a subject of his or her choosing. In the past they've hosted talks on p-adic numbers, analytic number theory, and non-relativistic quantum mechanics. Talks are generally accessible to undergraduates of any year. It's a fun way to learn new maths and meet other keen students!
Our undergraduates are invited to attend, and also to give talks. Please click here for a list of requested talks, though students are free to propose any mathematical subject they would like.
The UCL undergraduates would be delighted if our students could join them in attending and giving talks.
Colloquium website: http://ucl.sneffel.com
Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=253077494482
Since we have a Maple site licence, as a Queen Mary student you may purchase a Personal Licence for £95 (excluding delivery and VAT) directly from Adept Scientific.
Use of Mathematica
Undergraduate students in the School of Mathematical Sciences are entitled to free use of Wolfram's Mathematica software for home PCs/laptops under our Student Site Licence. The software is provided "as is", to be installed by the student themselves, and no product support will be available from QMUL.
Please visit Wolfram's page for QMUL students to request your Mathematica Activation Key. Note: you will need to provide your @qmul.ac.uk email address.
This free download for Microsoft Windows supports the following elementary symbolic and numerical mathematics:
- Compute standard mathematical functions, such as roots and logarithms
- Compute trigonometric functions, such as sine and cosine
- Find derivatives and integrals, limits, and sums and products of series
- Perform matrix operations, such as inverses, addition, and multiplication
- Perform operations on complex numbers
- Plot 2-D graphs in Cartesian and polar coordinates
- Plot 3-D graphs in Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates
- Solve equations and inequalities
- Calculate statistical functions, such as mode and variance, on lists of numbers
- Factor polynomials or integers
- Simplify or expand algebraic expressions
With the free Microsoft Mathematics Add-in for Word 2007/2010 and OneNote 2010, you can also perform mathematical calculations and plot graphs in your Word documents and OneNote notebooks.
Travels in a Mathematical World is a mathematics podcast by Peter Rowlett, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, featuring mathematicians talking about their work as well as features on maths history and maths news.
See www.travelsinamathematicalworld.co.uk (click on “Podcast”).
Plus magazine is published online and free of charge. It is an award-winning magazine about maths which is aimed at the general public. Its articles by top mathematicians and science writers provide a window into the world of maths with all its beauty and applications, and cover fields as diverse as art, medicine, cosmology and sport. Authors include physicist Stephen Hawking, mathematician and writer Marcus du Sautoy, and NASA astronaut Michael Foale.
Advice and Counselling Service Workshops
The Advice and Counselling Service is running a series of workshops on developing assertiveness and building self confidence which are open to students. Please click here for full details of workshops running throughout the academic year.
The Advice and Counselling Service is located in the Geography Building on the Mile End Campus. Please visit the website for full details of the service and what it offers students.
Internships for Ethnic Minority Undergraduate Students
SEO London is an alumni driven, not-for-profit organisation that every year provides hundreds of outstanding ethnic-minority undergraduate students the unique opportunity to obtain summer internships at all the city's leading financial service firms, including the major investment banks, corporate law firms, professional service firms and management consultancies. Those who are selected to take part receive comprehensive SEO training, mentoring and support to make the most of their summer experience – as a result more than 80% of the 1,300 students who have taken part in the SEO London internship programme since 2000 have secured full-time graduate positions with partner firms.
Beyond the internship, SEO is committed to providing ongoing support to alumni of the programme to ensure that they are both successful in securing graduate positions and also remain successful within the industry as their careers progress. In 2011, SEO will be offering more than 400 summer placements across all of their city internship programmes.
SEO offers something for all candidates – no matter which year of study they are in.
Please visit www.seo-london.com for information on the different programmes SEO offers and for application details. Deadlines for most of the applications are fast approaching in mid November.
The University has recently implemented a new Student Information System (SIS), therefore the School's programme codes have altered. For a list of new programme codes please click here. The codes are listed against the old programme codes (i.e. G100, G1N1 etc) for your reference. If you have any queries regarding the new system please do not hesitate to contact the School Office on 020 7882 5440.